New Informix DBA Blog

I'm happy to announce a new Informix blog today:

The blog is written by Ben Thompson an UK based Informix DBA with many years of Informix experience.

For your convenience Ben's blog has been added to Informix Zone (right side) and will also be re-published on planetIDS.com.

I believe that Ben's postings will be an enrichment for the worldwide Informix community and wish him a successful start with his new blog.

Informix Chat with the Lab - Implementing Data Encryption With IBM Informix

Title: Implementing Data Encryption With IBM Informix
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2011
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Central Time), 17:30h Germany
Presented By: Mark Jamison (IBM)
Registration: Implementing Data Encryption With IBM Informix

Description:

 
In the growing regulatory requirements for privacy regarding Health 
insurance, it is becoming increasingly necessary to encrypt data 
"at rest". In this chat, we will discuss the reasons why IBM DEEE + 

Informix Newsletter November 2011

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe:

  • Aktuelles
  • TechTipp: SQLHOSTS – die Option „g=Gruppe“
  • TechTipp: SQLHOSTS – die Option „g=Gruppe“ und Replikation
  • TechTipp: OAT – Zugriff auf Datenbanken mit Locales aus dem ILS
  • TechTipp: Built-in Tasks and Sensors (Teil 2)

IBM bietet zwei kostenlose Informix Workshops an

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Informix Workshops der IBM

Die IBM bietet im November zwei kostenlose Workshops zum Thema Informix an. Der 1. Workshop geht über zwei Tage und behandelt das Thema Informix Ultimate Warehouse Edition sowie Informix Warehouse Accelerator.

Der 2. Workshop umfasst einen Tag und beleuchtet die Informix Zeitreihen-Datenbanktechnologie (Informix Timeseries).

Beide Workshops finden in der IBM Niederlassung Düsseldorf statt.


Fotos und Präsentationen vom IUG Workshop Hamburg

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Auf den Webseiten der Deutschen Informix User Group stehen Fotos und Präsentationen vom 58. IUG Workshop (Hamburg) zum Ansehen bzw. zum Download bereit:

Informix Chat with the Lab - Century Financials Software – “The Advantage For Informix Customers”

Title: Latest Informix Performance Features
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2011
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Central Time), 17:30h Germany
Presented By: Sanjay Menon, Director of Business Development (Century Software), Mark Rees, Chief Technology Officer (Century Software)
Registration: Century Financials Software – The Advantage For Informix Customers

Description:

 
While IBM® Informix® is the database software voted #1 in customer satisfaction, 

Informix Newsletter Oktober 2011

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe:

  • Aktuelles
  • TechTipp: SQLHOSTS
  • TechTipp: SQLHOSTS – Wildcard im Hosts Eintrag
  • TechTipp: SQLHOSTS – die Option „b=Buffer for Communication“
  • TechTipp: ONCONFIG - DBSERVERNAME mit Option
  • TechTipp: ONCONFIG - DBSERVERALIASES
  • TechTipp: ONCONFIG - NETTYPE

Informix TimeSeries - The one and only database solution for extreme speed requirements

AMTSybex, a UK based energy service company, has published a Smart Meter benchmark based on IBM Informix Timeseries technology. The results are quiet impressive and demonstrate the predominance of the Informix technology regarding the handling of time stamped data:

Information Week Webcast: The Hidden Challenge in Meter Data Management

Title: The Hidden Challenge in Meter Data Management
Date: Tuesday, September the 27th
Time: 09:00 AM Pacific Time, 12:00 PM Eastern Time (18:00h Germany)
Duration: 60 Minutes
Hosted by: Information Week

The rapid rollout of smart meters as part of the Smart Grid adoption 
by utilities companies has been nothing short of impressive. However,
as the meters are turned on, utilities are often ill-prepared to manage 

IBM Webcast: Data Management for a New Generation with IBM Informix

Title: Data Management for a New Generation with IBM Informix
Date: Tuesday, October the 4th, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM Pacific Time (Los Angeles) / 1:00 PM Eastern Time (New York City) / 19:00h Germany
Duration: 60 Minutes
Hosted by: IBM, Tom Rieger / Scott Whalen

This session is designed for new and existing Informix users to learn 
why Informix is still is the best solution, from the most mundane of 

IBM Webcast for Business Partners

Title: Informix Update Webcast for Business Partners
Date: Tuesday, October the 11th
Time: 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Eastern Time (15:00h Germany)
Duration: 60 Minutes
Hosted by: Ted J. Wasserman (IBM Informix Marketing)

This is a special webcast we will be holding exclusively for our 
business partners to go over recent announcements and give you a 
preview of what is coming in the rest of 2011.

Informix Newsletter September 2011

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe:

  • Aktuelles
  • TechTipp: ONCONFIG – DBSPACETEMP (Teil 1: Prallelisierung)
  • TechTipp: ONCONFIG – DBSPACETEMP (Teil 2: Größe der DBSpaces)
  • TechTipp: ONCONFIG – DBSPACETEMP (Teil 3: Transaktionslog)
  • TechTipp: Environment - FORCE_DDL_EXEC
  • TechTipp: SQL Funktion SIGN()

58. IUG Workshop in Hamburg

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Der 58. Workshop der Deutschen Informix User Group findet am Dienstag, den 18.10.2011 in Hamburg statt. Am Vorabend (Montag, 17.10.2011) findet der traditionelle Stammtisch statt. Sponsor des Stammtisches ist die ORBIT GmbH aus Bonn.

An dieser Stelle schon einmal herzlichen Dank für die Unterstützung der IUG an die ORBIT GmbH !

Informix Chat with the Lab - Latest Informix Performance Features

Title: Latest Informix Performance Features
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2011
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Central Time), 17:30h Germany
Presented By: Jeffery McMahon, IBM Informix Developer (IBM)
Registration: Latest Informix Performance Features

Description:

 
This presentation will cover several 11.70 performance features. 
Reduce index overhead by using Forest of Trees and Disable 
Foreign Key Index features. Take advantage of connectivity 

Informix Timeseries Whitepaper and IBM Website Contents

There is a new whitepaper available that describes the benefits of IBM Informix Timeseries technology for collecting and analyzing massive amounts of timestamped data:

Build smart metering solutions with IBM Informix TimeSeries

Andrew Ford from the IIUG board of directors wrote an intersting article about the potential of the IBM Informix timeseries solution in the energy industry:

Case-insensitive databases with Informix

There is a new interesting article about creating case insensitive databases with Informix. This new functionality is available in Informix 11.70.xC2.

The article desribes why this new feature is more sophisticated than creating a functional index on a column or selecting data with the lower() or upper() function. Case-Insensitivity with Informix 11.70.xC2 applies to constraints, fragmentation schemes, group by/unique/distinct functions, order by and other SQL operations.

Informix Chat with the Lab - All about Informix Private Server and Mapped Users

Title: All about Informix Private Server and Mapped Users
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2011
Time: 11:30 AM - 13:00 PM (Central Time), 17:30h Germany
Presented By: David Desautels, IBM Informix Developer (IBM)
Registration: All about Informix Private Server and Mapped Users

Description:

 
In the 11.70 release, Informix has introduced the ability to install and run as a 
"Private Server",i.e. without access to user root or user informix. Since running 

Informix Timeseries: Oninit and Traak Systems Partnership

There seems to be an interesting partnership evolving:

Oninit and Traak Systems partner to help transform real-time data into actionable insights

Congratulations to my friend John Baker from oninit in the UK that has established this partnership !

Bull Data Booster powered by Informix

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Neue Warehouse Appliance von Bull mit Geld-Zurück-Garantie

Die Firma Bull GmbH verspricht mit dem neuen Produkt Bull Data Booster extreme Performance im Datawarehouse Umfeld. Es handelt sich bei diesem Produkt um eine Warehouse Appliance - ein Bundle aus Hard- und Software -, das in drei unterschiedlichen Konfigurationen (Small, Medium, Large) angeboten wird.

Informix Newsletter August 2011

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe:

  • Aktuelles
  • TechTipp: Neue Features in der Version 11.70.xC3
  • TechTipp: Flexible Grid – Replikation der nächsten Generation (Teil 2)
  • TechTipp: Grid Tabellen in der Datenbank syscdr
  • TechTipp: Optionen des ONSTAT (onstat -g smb)
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